Do you remember this beautiful picture and verse I shared recently?
It turns out that the rose in the vase has a story behind it.
The rose bush which these beauties came from is a cherished plant.
The family who own it adopted a little girl many years ago.
They love her just for who she is.
And who she is, is incredible.
Although she has learning disabilities, she is a sweet gentle spirit.
She loves her family and she loves Jesus.
Her generosity is a mile wide.
You might wonder how she shows her generous spirit.
When she was 6 years old, her mother gave her the rose bush.
It was her job to care for it, water it, and basically be responsible for it.
She’s cared for this rose for 33 years.
It has bloomed and thrived.
This is where the generous heart is shown.
After all the love and care she has given the rose, she doesn’t keep it to herself.
She often and joyously cuts blooms and gives them away.
Not only are these beautiful flowers, but they give off a heavenly scent.
The flowers in the vase were one of the many offerings of love the girl grown into a lady, has given.
She hasn’t allowed the things others would call “difficulties” to cripple her spirit or dampen her joy.
Instead, she freely gives of what she has.
What a blessing!
May we take her example and find opportunities to give from what we have for the love of others and the joy of the Lord.